Sunday, June 12, 2016

Working on 'Hills"

Mezza and I had a great ride today. Again, we started by checking out our ground work, walking and trotting some circles, changing directions on the line, desensitizing, progressing to lateral flexion and disengaging after mounting.
There was no mass exodus of pigeons today to set our ground work off to a fast start, as on Thursday. However, that was an important reminder from "higher up" how circumstances can change in an instant and remind me of my need to review and practice basics.

Mezza walked, and then trotted without getting stuck anywhere!  We repeatedly trotted up the two mounds the cattle stand on, where she stood and surveyed her surroundings. It was a lot of fun for both of us!
Afterwards, I untacked her and we took a long walk in the open space and up to the canal line. This will be one of our riding places, hopefully in the near future.

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